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A 60-year-old obese woman with osteoarthritis of the knee: a case-report

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A case is presented of a 60-year-old woman with concomitant obesity and knee osteoarthritis. The bad knees prevented the patient from exercising; however, with a focused dietary intervention employing food supplements for the first period of 8 weeks, an ordinary low-energy diet for another 8 weeks, the patient lost 17.3 kg; and a further weight loss was achieved during 1-year follow-up totalling 30.6 kg. Lean body mass only changed slightly, 96.8% of the weight loss being fat mass. Along with this her metabolic syndrome decreased and her gait improved. It is suggested that a major weight loss is the treatment of choice in patients with this combination of diseases.

TidsskriftClinical Obesity
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)53-56
Antal sider4
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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